Police officers neglected duty in toddler’s death: complaints commission

The Public Complaints Commission in Saskatchewan has found police officers neglected their duty before an Indigenous toddler was killed in Prince Albert.

Thirteen-month-old Tanner Brass died in February 2022.

His mother alleged that when she called police for help in the hours before the boy’s death, she was taken into custody because officers racially profiled her.

The boy’s father, Kaij Brass, has been charged with second-degree murder.

The commission, which investigates complaints against municipal police services, submitted its findings to the police chief to “impose appropriate discipline.”

The commission is a five-person body independent of police appointed by the government.

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